I-80 reopens but Wyoming travel still dangerous; snow closes Powder River Pass - Casper, WY Oil City News
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I-80 reopens but Wyoming travel still dangerous; snow closes Powder River Pass

US 16 Powder River Pass (WYDOT)

CASPER, Wyo. — Multiple vehicle blow overs have been reported in Wyoming on Wednesday on highways around the state.

Blow overs forced the closure of I-80 to all traffic between Rawlins and Laramie during the afternoon, but I-80 had been reopened to most traffic.

However, high winds are still making for dangerous travel in Wyoming and both I-80 and I-25 still had extreme blow over risk advisories in effect as of 5 pm, according to Wyoming Department of Transportation.

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I-80 between Cheyenne and Elk Mountain and I-25 between Cheyenne and Buffalo are closed to light, high profile vehicles.

US 287 and US 30 were also saw temporary closures to all traffic due to high winds during the afternoon, but have re-opened to all but light, high profile vehicles.

A number of other highways in Wyoming are seeing high winds. Snow is also starting to impact travel in some areas.

US 16 over Powder River Pass closed due to winter conditions at around 5 pm, according to WYDOT.

Road condition information is available from WYDOT.